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Spring?

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Remember? Last autumn when our new garden was finished I mentioned that I planted over 300 bulbs. And now they're starting to bloom!!! Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, so they almost bursted out of the earth! Unfortunately today it's raining...

The blocks are finished

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This afternoon I finished the last blocks of my "Rooie Bep"-quilt (Red Bep)! On this pic they're not sewed together yet ;) I just layed them on the floor to give you (and me) an impression of what it will look like in the end. I'm very happy so far! So, now I can sew all the blocks together. The outside border will be all scraps from the different red fabrics I've used.

Valentine exchange from Rita

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Right in time for Valentine's day, I received this wonderful package from Hungary!!! Rita made me a wonderful little pillow, and also sent me some
nice goodies. I just LOVE the birdhouse button!!! Thank you Rita!

Pinkeep from Pascale

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Today I received this wonderful Pinkeep from Pascale! It's for the pinkeep exchange of the "Borduurhoekje". I already saw a pic of it on Pascale's blog and now it landed on my doorstep!
Pascale, thank you for this great exchange!!!

Finished a page of Merlin

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Whoohoo! I finally finished a page again of HAED's Merlin & Arthur (by Scott Gustafson)! And I made Arthur appear:I really love the way it looks, but it's going soooooo slow.... It's all confetti!
On my website you can also see the diagram of what I stitched so far...

Tagged and awarded

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From several of my stitching and blogging friends I received this Award: I feel honoured!!! But now comes the hard part... I have to give the Award to 10 other friends!
I decided that it's impossible :) I have over 100 feeds in my blogroll, and I enjoy every one of them! You are all such an inspiration to me and more than once you make me smile :))) So, you've all been Awarded by me!

Dear friend Jacqueline also decided to tag me. (Thanks a lot Jacq!). That means I have to tell seven (odd) things about myself... I find it very hard, but I'll try. 1. I'm over-organised. So everything should be on it's own place, in the right order. Therefore I also keep an administration of my stash, are my fabrics sorted by color, etc. 2. I have a crush for the primitive country style. 3. I'm collecting birdhouses. I have several of them in my garden, a few small ones in my kitchen and toilet, and I collect cross stitch charts with birdhouses. 4. I don't like pastel colors 5. I hate…

Redwork quilt

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I'm going to make a redwork quilt! I have a lot of different red fabrics from Atelier Bep, which I use for it. The other fabric is plain cotton ("pitjeskatoen") which I died myself with coffee.
I already made this stitchery, which will be the centerpiece:

(BTW: I made this picture before I rinsed out the Trickmarker ;) )Around the stitchery there will be "ninepatches" and "friendship stars", like this quilt: I've cut all the fabric for the blocks, last week:
And today I sewed the first block:

There will be 14 friendship stars and 12 ninepatches. So only 25 blocks left to go... ;)

Birthday exchange for Sandra

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I received an email from Sandra, that she received my Birthday exchange for the Crazy-exchange group. I've made Sandra this Box:

Design: "Alphabet Tree" by Blue Ribbon Designs
Fabric: 28 ct. Jobelan Solo by Silkweaver
Floss: "Navy" by Carrie's Creations
Finish: box Sandra was very happy with it! Today I finally received my order from SB&B! I did some stash buying on their Christmas Sale. And after that I did several addition to my order, so it took a while to arrive. But it's home now!
The GAST and WDW threads are for "Shaker Village", which I will start soon now...

My Valentine's exchange was received

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Hihi, my 3rd post today... ;)But I just read on the Crazyexchange forum, that Joanne received my Valentine's exchange (just 1 of the 5 packages she got from the mailman today)! I've made Joanne a little tin:Design: "Bee Mine" by Barbara Ana from Cyberstitchers
Fabric: 28 ct. Zweigart Cashel linen "Bo Peep Pink"
Floss: DMC
Finish: tin

Surprise, surprise

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Today I received this wonderful package from Iris! It's for the surprise exchange of our Borduurhoekje. Iris really paid attention, because these are all things I like very much! Especially the tray with the stitched bottom is so pretty... And of course all the other goodies she spoiled me with!
Thank you so much Iris!!!

Pinkeep and craft market

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A few days ago Iris told me that she received my pinkeep for the pinkeep sxchange on our Dutch Borduurhoekje. Since Iris is making a Valentine ornament tree, I knew right away that her pinkeep had to be something Valentinish ;) She also likes bright colors and SanMan designs, so this is what I made for her: Design: "Be True", SanMan Originals
Fabric: 28 ct. evenweave "Wild Orchid" from Sassy'sfabbys
Floss: DMC
Finish: pinkeep Last Saturday I went to the "Handwerkbeurs" in Zwolle (a craft market) and I did some great stash-shopping! This is my score: The only thing that's not in the picture is this portable daylight lamp: